financial services

16 January, 2019

Special report: Future-proofing financial services

Financial services firms are facing an unprecedented raft of challenges. Since the financial crisis, a new regulatory environment has forced a revamp of the responsibilities of boards, pushing functio...
workers on boards, employee representation

16 January, 2019

Dim prospects for employees on boards

One of the current hot topics in the governance world is that of workers on boards. Like so many other issues in our society at the moment, this has become the focus of polarised debate. Those who ...
City of London

21 December, 2018

Audit committees braced for new relationship with regulators

It’s been a huge week for audit and governance. Two reports, by the Competition and Markets Authori...
James Wates

17 December, 2018

High hopes for Wates’ private companies governance code

“I believe that good business, well done, is a force for good in society,” said Wates Group chairman James Wates at the launch of the self-titled corporate governance code for large private compan...
Tokyo skyline, Japan

26 November, 2018

Could Japan’s governance be improving?

Japan, while a major developed economy, has undergone great change in its governance regime in recent years. And for many this is long overdue. Separate pieces of research by GMI and ACCA/KPMG in 2...
Volkswagen, VW

7 November, 2018

Germany launches new governance code

The debate in Germany over executive pay has reached a climax with the publication of a new corporate governance code, which includes measures to address rising levels of remuneration. The German C...
Patisserie Valerie, Leeds

29 October, 2018

Is it time to apply governance rules to the AIM stock exchange?

Two feted AIM stocks, Patisserie Valerie and Conviviality, revealed financial black holes that almost killed the first, and contributed to the collapse of the latter. While the AIM has always been ...
governance

19 October, 2018

The governance revolution: time to take control

Long accustomed to operating in obscurity, company directors have found their peace and quiet disturbed lately by all kinds of clamour at the boa...
ESG Risk

15 October, 2018

Get ahead of ESG risk and reap the rewards

Managing and disclosing risks is a compliance requirement in every significant jurisdiction. It’s something that all companies need to do well in order to be profitable and successful....
Big Four, Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PwC

15 October, 2018

How do you solve a problem like audit?

Can a problem like audit be solved? Others have tried before—and others are set to try again. There have been multiple, consistent concerns about the audit process, governance and even its ra...